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GS Tropy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

GS Tropy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

Threatening skies and thick, humid air did not dampen the spirits of GS Trophy Team USA members during a special two-day training program held at BMW Motorrad USA’s Rider Academy at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “Rider training at the BMW Performance Center is exceptional,” explained lead instructor Harald Schmidt, who organized theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Picks Up 16 Magazine Awards

BMW Motorrad USA Picks Up 16 Magazine Awards

Publishers are giving out their 2014 “best of” awards with BMW Motorrad USA picking up 16 of them. This includes six awards from Motorcycle.com, four from Motorcyclist, three of the top ten spots from Cycle World, and a Rider magazine “2014 People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year.” For the second year, BMW Motorrad swept sixContinue Reading »

BMW Shows Off Authority Vehicles at European Trade Fair

BMW Shows Off Authority Vehicles at European Trade Fair

The biennial GPEC fair (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) is Europe’s biggest industry-only special trade fair showcasing police equipment and security technology. As an important industry and technology fair, this eighth GPEC event which runs from September 9-11, 2014, will provide a range of information for trade visitors from police and other public safetyContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2014 Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2014 Available Now!

The latest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine is out and includes the full spectrum of BMW Motorrad’s past, present and future. With motorcycle manufacturers gearing up for the Intermot show in Germany, it’s not surprising to hear about future models being spied testing in this issue but BMW also takes the wraps off early on aContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Posts Best Ever July Sales

BMW Motorrad Posts Best Ever July Sales

BMW Motorrad posted its best ever July sales result last month with 11,661 vehicles sold. Compared to July 2013 — a record month at the time with 11,241 units sold — customers picked up 3.7% more motorcycles and maxi scooters. Through July, worldwide sales likewise reached a new all-time high at 82,639 units sold, an increaseContinue Reading »

BMW Financials Set Half-Year Records

BMW Financials Set Half-Year Records

BMW reported its second-quarter financial results this week. The motorcycle division saw revenues grow by 11.2% to € 528 million (about $706 million) from € 475 million ($635 million) in 2013. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased 19.6% to € 55 million ($73.6 million) from € 46 million ($61.5 million) in 2013 and profit before tax rose 20.0% to € 54 millionContinue Reading »

2014 R1200RT Recall Parts Availability Update

2014 R1200RT Recall Parts Availability Update

The new, water-cooled 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA will soon be back on the road. According to a letter sent out to owners by BMW Motorrad USA, replacement Dynamic ESA shock absorbers are being produced for the US market and are scheduled to arrive some time next week (the week of August 11). BMW MotorradContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Collaborates with Belstaff on their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

BMW Motorrad Collaborates with Belstaff on their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Both founded in the 1920s, BMW Motorrad and Belstaff are two tradition-steeped brands that have built their success on premium quality, high-tech materials and distinctive design. It is perhaps surprising that the two style-setting companies took so long before deciding to work together, but if the Spring/Summer 2015 collection recently presented at Milan men’s fashionContinue Reading »

Cornering ABS Pro Coming to BMW HP4

Cornering ABS Pro Coming to BMW HP4

BMW Motorrad has offered ABS tailored specifically to the needs of supersports bikes since the introduction of Race ABS on the S1000RR in 2009. They are now increasing active braking safety of road bikes in this segment through ABS Pro. This refinement enables ABS-supported braking when cornering. ABS Pro will be offered as a retrofitContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in June but Remain Up for the Year

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in June but Remain Up for the Year

The big news for BMW as we pass the halfway point in the year, is that they have sold over one million automobiles—more than ever before in the first six months of a year. A total of 1,020,211 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year (954,501). SalesContinue Reading »